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In part two of Chris Orwig's Lightroom Essentials, you'll learn how to add important metadata to your images that will help you find and filter your library, process images and video, and export, email, and share photos—all from within the powerful Library module in Adobe Lightroom. First you'll learn how to flag, rate, and rank your photos and use the information to find images that match those criteria. Then tag them with locations and add keywords and identifying information that clearly distinguish the subject and your copyright. Chris also shows you how to make image adjustments with Quick Develop, and play, trim, and edit video. Lastly, find out how to export your photographs to a hard drive, email them to friends and clients, and upload them to sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.
In this movie, we'll talk about how we can begin to work with the quick develop panel here in the library module. We'll be working with this folder of images. It's titled wedding. We'll start off with this picture, which is wedding-5. This is a photograph that I captured at a wedding. And this is the raw file as it appeared straight out of the camera. And if we want to modify the way the image looks in the library module, we can navigate to the quick develop panel go ahead and click on its name. We have a few different controls that we can use which allow us to change the color the exposure the contrast etc. Let's start off here at the top.
The first option allows us to work with presets. Now, I'll talk more about presets in a subsequent movie. So for now, let's go ahead and skip ahead to white balance. White balance allows us to control the overall color of the image. And we can change the color in the photograph by clicking on this pull down menu here. Here, you'll notice we have a number of different options. You know each different type of light or each different light source, it creates a different color. That's why if you chose an option, say for example, like cloudy, what it will do is actually warm up the image because when it's cloudy typically the color temperature is a bit cooler. So here you can select one of these options.
Let's go ahead and try out cloudy. What you will see is here it will warm up the image pretty significantly. Now if ever you want to reset the white balance to the default setting, well that's easy to do. Just click on this pull down menu. And then select As Shot. In doing it, it will take this back to the default color for the photograph. If you want to further customize the color, you can work with the temperature and tint controls. Notice that there are two different buttons. There's a button with one arrow, and then a button with two arrows. Now, the button with two arrows allows us to make adjustments more dramatically.
The buttons with one arrow, well, that allows us to make adjustments in smaller increments. Let me show you what I mean. Well, a temperature, if we click on the buttons to the right, this will allow us to warm up the image. And here you can see it's making pretty dramatic changes to the photograph. If we click on the buttons on the left, well we can then cool off the overall color temperature, and in doing this we're making pretty big leaps, pretty strong changes to the overall color. If we want to make smaller, more subtle adjustments we can click on the buttons that just have one arrow. In this case you can see I'm just subtly nudging the color temperature, making it a little bit warmer each time I click. All right, well, what about tint? We'll click on the buttons on the right. The image will become more magenta.
Click on the buttons on the left and the image will become more green. And here you can see how we can make some pretty interesting and dramatic adjustments to the overall color. And in this case, I'm just clicking away in order to demonstrate how these controls work. And I've gotten to a point where the image looks horrible. So what I want to do is reset everything to the default settings. To do that in quick develop, it's really easy. Just go down to the bottom of the panel, and click on reset all. And that will then reset all of those settings to their default settings. Alright, well, next, we have an area which allows us to work with tone.
You'll notice that there's a button which is called autotone. With certain images, autotone will work incredibly well. With other images like with this one here, I don't think the results will work out very well. We can click on this in order to see the results. And here, it did correct the overall exposure, so that the sky wasn't as over-exposed. But the subject of this image, which was back lit by the sun, is now under-exposed. So, I don't really like this. So here, I'll go ahead and click on reset in order to reset that to the default settings.
That being said, autotone in certain situations does work well, you'll just want to experiment a little bit with it. Next, we have some controls which allow us to affect exposure or clarity or vibrance, or, if we want access to more controls, click on this little arrow icon and what we'll encounter is that we have all of the same exact controls that we'll discover in the develop module. In the develop module though, we have sliders which allow us to really make specific adjustments. Here in quick development we simply have these buttons. So if you want to increase exposure we can click on one of those buttons. If we want to recover highlights we can click on one of the buttons to the left. In this case the buttons to the left reduce, all of the buttons to the right increase the value for whatever it is that we want to adjust. Now you may be wondering, well, why is it that one would want tp work in quick develop versus the develop module? Because a develop module allows you to work with more precision.
Well you may want to work here just to subtly modify an image, or there are some other situations as well that we'll talk about in one of the later movies. Yet for the most part you'll want to do most of your work in the develop module rather than in quick develop. That being said, there may be situations where you just want to nudge things around a little bit and you can do that by accessing these quick develop controls here.
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